My brother in law Steve was honored September 21st with a reception at the Berkley Masonic Temple. He is presently serving the Order Of the Eastern Star as a Grand Representative to Oklahoma in Michigan. He is a big U 0f M football fan so we decided on the theme of a tailgate party with lots of Maize and blue and football decorations. Our Worthy Matron Faith did a fantastic job planning this. About 100 guests came attired in their favorite team colors. I was honored to give the tribute to him and kept it lighthearted and funny. My grandson Aaron played "Hail to the Victors"on his base and Steven played a song on the dulcimer. We had quite a lot of family there - his wife Pat, their sons Eric and Todd, my Ex Russ, Julie, her boys, and myself. It was a lot of fun!Now, asking these flolks to do the wave was a bit much though!
The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonic affiliated service group that both women and men can belong to. I have been involved in this for many years and I am also their statewide official photographer, photographing their statewide conventions every year.